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StoryCorps, Groundbreaking Oral History Project
Updated May 23, 2017 9:40 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Bloomington from May 25 to June 23 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour.

Having collected more than 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states,
StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded.

StoryCorps' MobileBooth - an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio- will be parked at Showers Plaza 1A on the B-Line Trail for four weeks.

Additional reservation slots will open at 10 a.m. on Friday and can be made by calling StoryCorps' 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 1-800- 850-4406 or visiting

StoryCorps has partnered with WFIU, Bloomington's NPR station, and the City of Bloomington to collect 150 interviews with residents in the Bloomington area. WFIU will air a selection of local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth and create special programs around the project. StoryCorps may
also share excerpts of these stories with the world through the project's popular weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books. With participant permission, all StoryCorps interviews will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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